Friday, October 04, 2013

Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming

For about a decade or more, Java was a primary language for teaching programming.
That was an improvement over previous C/C++.
For example, Introduction to Programming in Java: An Interdisciplinary Approach (@ Princeton)

With increased focus on web and JavaScript,
it may be time to consider JavaScript as a primary programming language.
That is, if there was a way (web editor?) to restrict to "good parts" only.

book: Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming

Windows Phone + Android ?

Microsoft Reportedly Looking To Put Windows Phone On Android Devices, Starting With HTC | TechCrunch

"Microsoft has reached out to HTC to see if the company would be interested in adding Windows as a second OS to its Android handsets, a new report by Bloomberg claims. It isn’t clear exactly how the two operating systems would share the handset, in terms of allowing dual-booting or making a user choose a default at device setup, but it’s a sign Redmond may be thinking about pulling out all the stops to get people using its mobile OS."